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choice

 
 
pronunciation:
choIs
parts of speech:
noun, adjective
features:
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part of speech: noun
definition 1: an act of choosing or selecting; selection.
With respect to marriage, women were given little freedom of choice.Soon after he'd made his choice, he began to regret it.I had to make a choice between going to school and pursuing a career as an actor.
synonyms:
election, option, pick, selection
antonyms:
rejection
similar words:
decision, discretion, discrimination, volition, will
definition 2: the thing or person selected from two or more alternatives.
He is my choice for the best actor of the year.The Greek salad was a good choice.
synonyms:
pick, selection
similar words:
alternative, decision, nomination, option, preference, vote, wish
definition 3: the right, capacity, or opportunity to choose.
I was given a choice between two unappealing alternatives.You may not like your job, but at least you have a choice to work there or not.The president claimed that he had no choice but to lay off workers.
synonyms:
discretion, option
similar words:
discrimination, druthers, freedom, selectivity, volition, will
definition 4: one of two or more alternatives; option.
You have several good choices in this horse race.
synonyms:
alternative, option
similar words:
possibility, selection
definition 5: variety or array of alternatives.
The menu offers a large choice of entrées.
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part of speech: adjective
inflections: choicer, choicest
definition 1: of high quality; excellent.
a choice leg of lamb
synonyms:
first class, first-rate, prime, select
antonyms:
indifferent, inferior
similar words:
best, bully, capital, elegant, elite, excellent, exceptional, fine, prize, quality, special, superb, superior, superlative, supreme, tiptop, uncommon
definition 2: chosen with care.
synonyms:
chosen, handpicked, select, well-chosen
similar words:
elite, exclusive
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derivations: choiceless (adj.), choicely (adv.), choiceness (n.)